Meet the Maker of C'est Nous gin16/07/20
MEET THE MAKER: DISTILLERIE C'EST NOUS
We're proud to feature our August 2019 box's award-winning, artisanal, French gin by micro-distillery, Distillerie C'est Nous, based in Caen in Normandy.
Distillerie C'est Nous was created in late 2016 by Julie Le Roux, a French sommelier, and David Granville, an English gin lover. They both were living and working in London and enjoying the Gin scene there. When they moved to France, they noticed a lack of craft micro-distilleries, so they decided to start making their own spirits.
Because of their experience in the hospitality world, David and Julie understand that everyone has different tastes. They aim only to make adaptable spirits – allowing you to enjoy them how you want, be it neat, with a mixer, or in cocktails.
For this reason, the distillery not only produces distilled gin, but they also make fruit-infused gins called Ginfusions, vodka, and a coffee liqueur called Cold Brew.
C'est Nous Gin is made from wheat-based neutral alcohol. After an extended maceration of juniper berries, orange and lemon zest, angelica root, coriander, and some other botanicals, the spirit is distilled slowly in small batches (300 bottles) in a custom, traditional, copper alembic to create an aromatic and fragrant gin.
Since the release of C'est Nous Gin, the distillery has been delighted to win Bronze and Silver medals at the International Spirit Challenge and also Best French Gin at the World Gin Awards 2019.